Opinion

Ekiti Governorship Election: Perpetuating the Cycle of Hollow Elections, By Udo Jude Ilo

The APC and the PDP were the main culprits in this dance of shame in Ekiti. We cannot as a country reduce our democracy to this kind of mockery. If we have any respect for the blood shed to buy us this flawed democracy, we must come together and confront…
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Columns

Okotie As God’s Political Missionary, By Azu Ishiekwene

Politicians, being politicians, haven’t changed much from the stubbornness and conceit for which they were destroyed in the Great Flood in the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In case they are tempted to deride Okotie’s prophetic call as inconsequential, they should remember that Okotie’s public letter will stand as a…
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Opinion

Adamu Ciroma: A Life of Service To Nigeria (1), By Eric Teniola

"Some of the problems of this country are based on several pluralities - religions, ethnic and territorial ambition. I have noticed all the time the desire of many people to wash away these pluralities. These are Nigerian pluralities and in fact these are the causes of stress in this nation.…
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Columns

The Importance of Integrating Ethics In Education, By Adetola Salau

It is vital to assist others — and to know the distinction between helping and hurting. If you see someone in distress, send some relief their way in whatever way you can. Say something kind. Make people feel good about themselves. Be a part of creating a society where people…
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Opinion

Leadership For Freedom: Celebrating the Mandela Legacy, By Femi Badejo

I made Mandela speak to the audience through me on qualities of leadership that he espoused over time. I dwelt on his justification of Malcom X's "By Any Means Necessary". When apartheid regime met non-violent protests with the full force of the armed forces, he joined the others to form…
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Columns

Almajiri As a Consequence of Boko Haram, By Majeed Dahiru

Due to the inherent inadequacies of the Almajiri system of education, which does not equip its millions of subscribers with the requisite skills to be socio-economically relevant in the modern world, it has been reduced to a challenge for millions of socially displaced youth, with high susceptibility to terrorism and…
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Opinion

The Uses and Abuses of Executive Orders (2), By Sadeeq Garba Shehu

I would urge that we should be careful to avoid partisan politics masqueraded by the National Assembly as separation of powers issues. At the same time, a president who abuses his EO authority undermines the constitutional separation of powers and may even violate it. No constitutional power should be misused,…
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Opinion

Berthing Reforms at Nigeria’s Ports, Hadiza Bala-Usman and the Journey So Far, By Theophilus Opaleye

Her reforms have repositioned the organisation in line with international best practice. Through her dedication to institutional effectiveness and all-round improvements in performance, welfare, efficiency and safety, she has set the Nigerian Port Authority on an exemplary path of continued progress and prosperity. For a country whose median age is…
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Opinion

Seeking Atonement: Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani On Her Slave-Trading Grandfather, By Biko Agozino

Adaobi's family should go beyond the annual singing of Psalms for forgiveness and endow scholarships for the children of their estranged family - descendants of the adopted Nwaokonkwo. Education is the key to lifting the poor from poverty. The reason why a widow died and her children died mysteriously could…
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Opinion

Dealing With ‘Stuff’ In Our Lives, By Jide Omotinugbon

What may help is being honest with others about our personal struggles, talking about our problems to people who would listen with an open mind, offer support and not be judgmental. In other words, look for a psychotherapist who may schedule follow up sessions and/or refer you to a psychiatrist…
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